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Memories of Murder

★ Memories of Murder

Memories of murder 2003 South Korean crime drama film co-written and directed by Bong Joon-Ho. It is based on the true story of Koreas first serial killings in the history of mankind, which occurred between 1986 and 1991 in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province. Song Kang-Ho and Kim sang-Kyung star as detective Park and detective SEO, respectively, two detectives trying to solve a crime.

The film is the second feature film directed by Bong after 2000 debut film barking dogs never bite. The screenplay was adapted by Bong and shim sung-Bo from Kim Kwang-drives a 1996 performance on the same subject. Movies won praise for cinematography, and song Kang-hidden objects. He is considered one of the best South Korean films of all time.


1. The plot. (Сюжет)

In October 1986, two women are found raped and murdered in a ditch near the field. Local detective Park Doo-man, not having dealt with such a serious case before, is overwhelmed - the main evidence is collected incorrectly, the policy of investigative methods are suspect, and their forensic technology is near non-existent. Park argues that there is a way of identifying suspects in the eyes. He learns from his girlfriend that the scars mentally retarded boy, Baek Kwang-Ho, is in town and decides to question him first. He finds him and uses his method of contact with eyes, instinctively thinking, Peck is responsible. The Park was his partner Cho to beat confessions out of tales and secretly record his conversation about one of the murders.

Tae-young detective from Seoul, volunteers to assist them. However, he parks the collision methods and they got into a fight during a party. SEO looks at the Baeks of the hands and believe that they are too weak and scared to be able to commit such a complex crime, by clearing his name. After the murder, they realize that the killer waits until a rainy night, and only kills women wearing red. A female police officer, Kwon KWI-OK, understands that the local radio station is always requested to play a particular song during the nights of the murders. The Park continues to look for the killer, but finds nothing.

In the last scene, Park, Cho and SEO are coming to investigate in different ways, but then the local guy comes, pulls out underwear and Masturbates in lingerie red. Cho accidentally steps on a branch, prompting the man to run. They chase him into the crowd. SEO tries to find a way to get everyones attention, but the Park determines how man first saw him to bend over and partially revealing red lingerie under pants. Despite already having identified him, he behaves as if he uses again his method of contact with the eyes and Cho arrest him.

Park and Cho continue their tactics and brutally beat the man. SEO finds the survivors of the killer after tracing rumors around the local school with Kwon. Learning from living that the killers hands were noticeably softer, SEO manages to clear the man as his hands are very rough. Pissed that they lost the suspect, Park brawl with SEO, while Kwon warns them that the same song the killer asked plays. They understand that the rain and arrive too late to find another woman killed. Park and SEO and Cho decided to work together.

The autopsy on the latest victim, they find pieces of what looks like peach in the body. SEO tells the girl about a possible suspect and delivers it with a band-aid on the wound on her waist. They follow a trail of clues to a factory worker, Park Hyeon-Gyu, who just moved to the area shortly before the first murder. They track songs, using documents from the radio station to your address. Investigators at first couldnt pin anything on him. However, the CEO notes that his hands are so soft, like hes the victim questioned previously described. Hyun-Gyu begins to show discomfort when SEO presents peaches and he thinks hes found the killer. Before he could question more, Cho loses control and hits Hyun-Gyu, prompting a superior to ban him from the interrogation room.

Park and SEO to listen Baeks early recognition in the previous murder. SEO points to the fact that he talks as if someone else did it, and they realize that he knew details of the murder because he was a witness to this. They go to a restaurant Baeks fathers, only to discover a drunken Cho there. How people get pleasure from Cho on TV, he beats everyone in the restaurant. PEK arrives halfway through the fight and enter the fray, swinging a wooden Board at the Czos leg and accidentally punched a rusty nail. Park and SEO chase tales and question him, but he gets scared and runs away into the path of an oncoming train where he was killed.

Park finds out that chos leg will have to amputated because of a rusty nail caused the tetanus, leaving the Park a sense of guilt for what he got his partner and best friend.

They find traces of semen on one of the bodies, but because of the lack of forensic technology, the sample should be sent to the United States to confirm if the suspect Hyeon-Gyu-the killers DNA.

SEO tries to follow Hyun-Gyu, but he sleeps and misses his chance. That night the girl parks, walks in the woods, watching the unknown figure in the shadows, but a young girl passes by and she is captured, but instead killed. The next morning her body was discovered. SEO sees the bandage on her waist and recognizes her as the same girl that he befriended during a murder investigation. Enraged by the loss, optimizers disappointments finally the stream and he snarls. He attacks Hyun-Gyu until he is interrupted by the Park bringing in from America about the sperm. However, the documents of the state sample does not meet Hyun-gyus DNA. SEO screams that the documents are lying, and that he knows Hyun-Gyu is a killer. Park uses his method of contact with suspect eyes, but realizes that he cant draw any conclusions, unlike before. SEO tries to shoot the suspect, but Park stops him and allows Hyun-Gyu go.

In the end, the crimes remain unsolved. During a visit to the crime scene years later in 2003, Park Doo-man, now a businessman, learns from the girl that the scene was recently visited by another, unknown, man with a normal face. The little girl asked the man why he looks at the ditch and said he was to remember what he did there a long time ago. The film ends as the Park, realizing this, looks straight into the camera, seemingly with his eyes-contact method to identify the murderer among the audience.


2. Cast. (Литые)

  • Jung-Mi son Kwok Seol-Jung Park Doo-man friend.
  • Byun Hee Bong Sergeant Koo Hee-Bong, other than working on the case.
  • Song Kang-Ho Pak Du-man, the detective in charge of investigating the killings.
  • Song Jae-Ho Sergeant Shin Dong-Chul, the detectives superior.
  • Kim, Roy ha Cho Yong-Koo, parks partner who beats up suspects, and is popular among women.
  • Park no-Shik Baek Kwang-Ho, a mentally handicapped person and one of the suspects.
  • Kim sang Gyun Tae – young, the younger but much more experienced detective from Seoul who volunteers to help the Park.
  • Hye Yeon-ran – so-hyeons mother.
  • Pak Hae-Il Park, Hyeong-Gyu, a factory worker and another suspect in the case.
  • Go SEO-Hee – officer Kwon KWI-OK, a female police officer that works with the other detectives to solve the case.

3. Welcome

Memories of murder was well received by both the critics and the audience. On the review aggregator website rotten tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 90% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.75 / 10. Sites critics consensus reads: "memories of murder blends the familiar crime genre with social satire and Comedy, capturing the all-too human desperation of its key characters." On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". The film won the South Korean film industry 2003 Grand Bell Awards for best film, while Bong Joon-Ho and song Kang-Ho was awarded the prize for best Director and best actor respectively.

By the end of the films of domestic launch it is already seen 5.101.645 people, making it the most popular film in 2003 in South Korea. Although ultimately he was outgained by of silmido, which was released in the same year, most of silmidos audience didnt see him until 2004. At the end of the films Run, memories of murder was also the fourth most viewed film of all time in the country, after Shiri, friend and joint security area. The commercial success of the film has been credited as one of its production companies, Sidus pictures, from bankruptcy.

Memories of murder received screenings at several international film festivals, including Cannes film festival, Hawaii international film festival, London international film festival, international film festival in Tokyo and San Sebastian international film festival, where Bong Joon-Ho received the award for best Director.

Director Quentin Tarantino named it, along with puffs of the owner, one of his top 20 favorite movies since 1992. He was also selected as the best Korean film of the century.


4. Correspondence with real events. (Переписка с реальными событиями)

While the total number of the body never mentioned in the movie at least 10 similar murders were committed in the Hwaseong area between October 1986 and April 1991. This murder became known as the Hwaseong serial killings.

Some details of the murder such as the killer gagging the women with their underwear, were also taken from the case. Like in the movie, the investigators found bodily fluids, which allegedly belong to the killer in a crime, but do not have access to the equipment to determine whether the DNA matched with the suspects until the end of the investigation. After the ninth murder, DNA was sent to Japan in contrast to film, where he was sent to America for analysis, but the results do not match the suspects.

Like in the movie, At the time of its release, the actual killer has not been caught. As it is close to reaching the Statute of limitations, South Koreas leading URI party tried to amend the law to give prosecutors more time to find the killer. However, in 2006, the Statute of limitations has been made over the Last victim. More than 13 years later, on 18 September 2019, the police announced that a man in his 50-ies, Lee Jung-Jae, was identified as a suspect in the murders. He was identified after DNA from the underwear of one of the victims coincided with his, and the subsequent proof that he four nine unsolved murders. At that time it was determined he had already received a life sentence in prison in Busan for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law.

Lee initially denied his involvement in the serial murders, but on October 2, 2019, the police announced that Lee confessed to killing 14 people, including all 9 of unsolved serial murders and 5 others. Three of these murders occurred in Hwaseong, but has not previously been attributed to a serial killer, and the other two occurred in Cheongju. As of October 2019, the details of those 5 victims were not released because the investigation is ongoing. In addition to the murders, he also confessed to more than 30 rapes and attempted rape.


5. Awards. (Награды)

2003 Chunsa Film Art Awards
  • Best Director Bong Joon-Ho.
  • Best Film. (Лучший Фильм)
  • Best editing Kim sun-Min.
  • Best actor – song Kang-Ho.
  • Best screenplay – Bong Joon-Ho, shim sung-Bo.
  • Best cinematography – Kim Hyung-ku.
  • Best supporting actor Park no-Shik.
2003 Busan Film Critics Awards
  • Best screenplay – Bong Joon-Ho.
  • Best Director Bong Joon-Ho.
2003 Grand Bell Awards
  • Best Film. (Лучший Фильм)
  • Best Director Bong Joon-Ho.
  • Best actor – song Kang-Ho.
2003 Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Best Asian Film. (Лучший Азиатский Фильм)
2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Best cinematography – Kim Hyung-ku.
2003 Korean Film Awards
  • Best actor – song Kang-Ho.
  • Best Film. (Лучший Фильм)
  • Best cinematography – Kim Hyung-ku.
  • Best Director Bong Joon-Ho.
  • Best editing Kim sun-Min.
  • Best screenplay – Bong Joon-Ho, shim sung-Bo.
2003 Directors Cut Awards
  • Best Director Bong Joon-Ho.
  • Best actor – song Kang-Ho.
  • Best producer cha Seung-Jae.
2004 Festival du Film Policier de Cognac
  • First Prize. (Первый Приз)
  • Prime Award. (Премьер-Премии)

6. Adaptation. (Адаптация)

Screenwriter Kim Eun-Hee sign, the Phantom was attached to the adaptation channels with a signal name that aired on tvN in 2016.

Gap-Dong, which was aired on tvN in 2014 was also loosely inspired by the film.

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